ABC Countdown!

¡El fin del año escolar viene pronto! Vamos a contar los días al revés usando las letras del abecedario. Cada día tiene una letra y una actividad que corresponde con esa letra. Algunos días vamos a comer una merienda especial, NO TIENEN QUE MANDAR COMIDA A LA ESCUELA. Las maestras van a traer toda la comida en esos días. Hay unos días que pedimos un juguete o que se visten en ropa especial. Por favor, no compren ropa nueva para las actividades, solamente usan lo que tienen en la casa. Esta es una lista de actividades divertidas y opcionales, entonces no se preocupen si no tienen algo para una actividad o si se olviden de hacer algo un día.


We can’t believe we are so close to the end of the school year!
In order to make our last days extra fun and special, we are going to do an ABC countdown. Every day has a letter and a corresponding activity for that letter. Some of the days, we are going to have a special snack, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND ANY FOOD IN TO SCHOOL, the teachers will be providing the snacks listed. There are other days that we have asked for kids to bring items in or dress in special clothes. Please do not buy any new clothes for these days, just use what you already have at home. This is a fun, optional activity list so do not worry if you do not have something for an activity or if you forget a day.


ABC Countdown Calendar

ABC Countdown Parent Note

Personalized Learning

When learning is personalized for students, they become the leaders of their own learning and work at a pace that’s right for each of them. Hawthorn teachers have been working on the Guaranteed Viable Curriculum (GVC) for the last three years, which identifies our desired results for all students. Personalized learning experiences allow students to approach the GVC in a way that will make them successful. To enhance their learning experiences, Hawthorn middle school students will be issued a Chromebook next year. This tool will expand opportunities for personalized learning both within and outside of the classroom to meet their individual needs and inspire a love for learning.

Please click here to read more about the direction in which Hawthorn is heading.

DL Art Contest

La Escuela de Lenguaje Dual presenta:  Cantar, Tocar, Bailar

School of Dual Language Presents:   Sing, Play, Dance

DL Kindergarten & 1st Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte k,1

DL 2nd & 3rd Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte 2, 3

DL 4th & 5th Grade Art Contest

DL Concurso de arte 4, 5

Sixth Grade Orientation

D73 sixth grade orientation takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 at MSN and 6 pm. Thursday, April 20 for MSS. This event is intended for the parents of next fall’s sixth graders.

6th Grade Parent Orientation

Attention Parents of Incoming 6th Grade Students for the

2017-2018 School Year:  

Atención Padres de Estudiantes que ingresarán al sexto grado en el año escolar 2017-2018

Están invitados…Orientaciones Para Los Padres

2017 Incoming 6th Grade Parents Invitation

You are invited to attend…

6th GRADE PARENT ORIENTATION at the school your student will be attending in the fall.

Middle School North:  Wednesday, April 19  6:00 pm

Middle School South:  Thursday, April 20  6:00 pm

Kindergarten Bus Ride

Parents of future Hawthorn students entering kindergarten in the fall may sign up now for their child to participate in a practice bus ride. The practice bus ride will give the kindergartner the experience of what it is like to get on and off the bus. The event takes place in mid-August.
Registration Form:
Registration Form in Spanish:

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute – Summer 2017


Open to ALL K-8 Hawthorn Students
July 5-Aug 4, 2017

Two sessions
Session 1- July 5 – July 21, 2017 $375
Session 2 July 24-Aug 4, 2017 $280

Includes four classes
(Classes Are Located on HEI Webpage)

* Before and After Childcare* 
Offered by Vernon Hills Park District